In Drupal 8 field_info_field() has been deprecated. The docs say to use this instead:


I've tried various iterations of it, such as:

$foo = \Drupal\field\Field::fieldInfo()->getField('field_address');
$foo = \Field::fieldInfo()->getField('field_address');

But I keep getting an error similar to the following:

Fatal error: Class 'Drupal\field\Field' not found in /var/www/drupal/modules/custom/foo/src/Controller/FooController.php on line ##

What am I missing?


Thanks to Clive's answer, and especially for pointing me towards change records (which I've now subscribed to via RSS), I was able to generate various commands to get data about entity types, bundles and field "info/instances" in Drupal 8.

The data that was once available via field_info_fields() and field_info_instances(), is now available throughout the EntityManager, FieldConfig, and FieldStorageConfig:

$entity_type = 'node';
$bundle = 'course';
$field_name = 'field_address';
$foo = \Drupal::entityManager()->getFieldMap();
$foo = \Drupal::entityManager()->getAllBundleInfo();
$foo = \Drupal::entityManager()->getBundleInfo($entity_type);
$foo = \Drupal\field\Entity\FieldConfig::loadByName($entity_type, $bundle, $field_name);
$foo = \Drupal::entityManager()->getFieldDefinitions($entity_type, $bundle);
$foo = \Drupal::entityManager()->getFieldStorageDefinitions($entity_type);
$foo = \Drupal::entityManager()->getStorage('field_storage_config')->loadMultiple();
// This one doesn't seem to work for me, see my comment to Clive for a workaround.
$foo = \Drupal\field\Entity\FieldStorageConfig::loadByName($entity_type, $field_name);

Here are some other calls that may be useful:

$foo = \Drupal::entityManager()->getAllViewModes();
$foo = \Drupal::entityManager()->getViewModes($entity_type);
$foo = \Drupal::entityManager()->getAllFormModes();

According to the change record:

field_info_field($entity_type, $field_name) -> FieldStorageConfig::loadByName($entity_type, $field_name)

So you should use \Drupal\field\Entity\FieldStorageConfig::loadByName from now on.

It's probably best to use change records and issues on Drupal.org itself for docs at the moment, rather than 3rd party websites - I think they have slightly more chance of being right and kept up to date when something changes.

  • Sadly \Drupal\field\Entity\FieldStorageConfig::loadByName('node', 'field_address') is always empty for me. I dug into how loadByName works, and was able to extract the desired results by making this call: \Drupal::config('field.storage.node.field_address')->get() – tyler.frankenstein Jul 29 '15 at 13:56
  • That's wrong, you shouldn't be accessing config entity values directly through config. Doesn't make sense that loadByName() wouldn't work for you. – Berdir Jul 29 '15 at 21:15
  • @Berdir is my example call to loadByName() in my previous comment correct? I've since removed the address module and then tried with a core field, that returns null as well. – tyler.frankenstein Jul 30 '15 at 3:29
  • How to modify the allowed values of a field using the above function ? am getting the allowed values of a field inside settings array when use \Drupal\field\Entity\FieldStorageConfig::loadByName($entity_type, $field_name); – KTM Oct 24 '16 at 8:45
  • This only works for user-created fields, not for native fields like 'uid'. – donquixote Aug 13 '17 at 19:41

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